Thought of the Day: May 1, 2018 – Business or Employee
Do you manager your own business or are you an employee to someone else’s dream?
Most people who own a company enjoy what they do. They understand the long hours and dedication it takes to become a success in business. Ask an entrepreneur and they will tell you it took them 10 years to become an overnight success.
Ask any employees and they will tell you if it was not for the paycheck, they would not have a reason to go to work.
The attitudes and goals are typically different for the business owner and the employees.
If you are an employee working for or in someone else’s business I invite you to listen and understand your bosses business from their perspective.
If you are the business owner look at what is being said from the employees perspective .
This way you can truly understand where each person in the business is coming from and what is most important to them.
I believe most of us work as an employee at least once in our career.
We go to high school then college or university. We get a certificate, a diploma or a degree. A few of us will choose not to continue our education after high school.
We will then enter the job market and work for a few companies doing different jobs. We focus our attention on developing the skills we will need so we can put that job on our résumé.
As an employee we hope to get that perfect job that pays our bills, allows us to save some money and travel over our 2-4 weeks of holidays each year. We soon find out our plan does not always work out this way.
Over time, a few people do what they are asked and not anymore. With technology making the work easier, faster and global they realize their jobs are not as secure.
As for the business owners, the ones who takes the risk, you decided you did not want to be an employee and work for someone else anymore. You wanted to be your own boss and create a business that allowed you to take advantage of what the government call tax benefits.
Your stated your business to create a better life for you and your families. You choose to hire the right people to work for your business. You choose to create opportunities for the people who are told go to school, get an education and get a good job.
The relationship between employees and owners should be strong, trusting and of loyalty. The company and employees should look at how relationships can be improved.
Without independent businesses our economy would not run. Employees would not be creating the life they want.
It does not matter if you are an employee or owner. You need give 100% of yourself to your work, your company, your employer and to yourself.
You need a positive attitude towards your work, boss and fellow employees to create the atmosphere you want to work in.
There is a lot at stake for the business owner. If the business does not succeed it can mean financial ruin.
For the employee, it means you lose your job. Maybe you can’t find a job for months and the money you have saved, disappears.
I believe each employee should treat the business the work at, as their own corporation. They should take ownership of the opportunity they have.
The owners should take a genuine interest in the employees and pay them a fair wage. You would see that you have loyal and trustworthy professional.
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